- to dwell permanently or for a considerable time: She resides at 15 Maple Street.
- (of things, qualities, etc.) to abide, lie, or be present habitually; exist or be inherent (usually followed by in).
- to rest or be vested, as powers, rights, etc. (usually followed by in).
Origin of reside
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- to replace the siding on (a building).
- to apply new siding, as to a house.
- a piece or section of siding: to put backing material on the re-sides.
Examples from the Web for reside
The more than 50,000 who reside in West Point live mostly in shacks made of zinc with rusted tin roofs.Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola
October 29, 2014
They reside in countries as diverse as Norway, Jordan, Honduras, Singapore, Denmark, and Brazil.Are You Reading My Emails? Former State Dept. Official Asks the NSA.
John Kael Weston
July 23, 2013
These metadata, these intelligence officers say, reside in vast hard drives that belong to the NSA.Phone Records Shared With U.K.
June 7, 2013
Today Tunisia is home to about 1,000 Jews, most of whom reside in the isolated community on the southern coastal island of Djerba.The Last Jews of Tunisia
Paul Rosenfeld, Noah Rayman
March 25, 2013
There is no sense of identification with Israel itself—they only reside in Israel.To Sing Hatikvah Or Not
Brent E. Sasley
February 19, 2013
I was "raised" in the State of Massachusetts, and reside there still.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I suppose she will wish to reside with her mother during my absence.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Tribal custom requires the bridegroom to reside with the wife's family.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
For a time my connection with Keighley was severed as I went to reside at Bradford.Adventures and Recollections
Bill o'th' Hoylus End
He thought it a safe place to reside because it was so far from the land.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
- to live permanently or for a considerable time (in a place); have one's home (in)he now resides in London
- (of things, qualities, etc) to be inherently present (in); be vested (in)political power resides in military strength
Word Origin and History for reside
late 15c., "to settle," from Middle French resider (15c.) and directly from Latin residere "sit down, settle; remain behind, rest, linger; be left," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Meaning "to dwell permanently" first attested 1570s. Related: Resided; residing. Also from the French word are Dutch resideren, German residiren.